GBCS: Faith Groups Hail Supreme Court Immigration Law Decision
United Methodists joined other faith groups in hailing the Supreme Court decision this week that declared Arizona’s controversial SB1070 immigration law overstepped the bounds of state authority. Three of SB1070’s provisions were struck down by the court.
The federal power to determine immigration policy is well settled, the Supreme Court said on June 25. By a 5-3 margin, the justices ruled that federal law makes a single sovereign responsible for maintaining a comprehensive and unified system to keep track of aliens within the U.S.’s borders.